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As we see in the Phantom Menace, it was Anakin Skywalker who first built C-3PO during his youth on Tattooine. Years later in A New Hope, Threepio (with Artoo) finds himself back on Tatooine and end up in the hands of Owen Lars and ultimately, Luke. Does C-3PO ever make the connection and realise that Luke is Anakin's son?

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    At the end of Episode III. Bail Organa ordered: "Have the protocol droid's memory wiped". So no, not likely. – Jane S Jan 9 '16 at 5:52
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    @JaneS - I was going to answer the question with this same fact. You should make the comment an answer – NKCampbell Jan 9 '16 at 6:47
  • @NathanK.Campbell I wasn't sure if it was complete enough to provide an answer, but I have done so now. – Jane S Jan 9 '16 at 6:51
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At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Bail Organa ordered that C-3PO's memory be wiped.

From Star Wars Wikia:

"I'm placing these droids in your care. Treat them well. Clean them up. Have the protocol droid's mind wiped." - Bail Organa, to Wedge Antilles

So given that, it's highly unlikely that C-3PO would have any chance of recognising Luke or linking him to Anakin.

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    additionally, the only time we hear the name "Skywalker" in the film is when Luke says his full name to Leia in the detention cell iirc. – NKCampbell Jan 9 '16 at 6:56
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    Can you remind me why R2-D2 doesn't tell him? – ThruGog Jan 9 '16 at 7:16
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    @ThruGog There is no canon answer for that as far as I'm aware. Maybe R2-D2 understood the reasoning for keeping Leia and Luke hidden away and knew that C-3PO was likely to blurt it out if he was aware it. Given C-3PO's comments about how he was looking forward to telling the children stories of the Jedi and their father, that was a distinct possibility. – Jane S Jan 9 '16 at 7:19
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    Not only is R2 brave, clever and resourceful, he's also socially shrewd lol – ThruGog Jan 9 '16 at 9:05

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